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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Can the any of these medications be causing high blood pressure? Benadryl? Phenagran? And or reglan?

Can the any of these medications be causing high blood pressure? Benadryl? Phenagran? And or reglan?

All could be: If you look at the possible side effect profile for each of the drugs you mentioned, high blood pressure is listed as a possible side effect for each one. Side effect profiles for drugs are very patient dependent and very hard to predict. Sometimes starting and stopping medications in an orderly fashion can determine if one is causing the undesired side effect. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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I have a head cold. I am a type 2 diebetic and I also have high blood pressure. What can I take from over-the-counter that will not have an Impact on ?

I have a head cold. I am a type 2 diebetic and I also have high blood pressure.
What can I take from over-the-counter that will not have an Impact on ?

Benadryl: Benadryl is an older generation anti-histamine and is the best for you in your case. It will decongest you, allow you to sleep at night and not worsen BP, glucose, etc. Please note it is sedating, so take at night before bedtime/after dinner. Avoid all over the counter meds with pseudoephedrine -- raises BP as side effect because a strong vasoconstrictor. ...Read more

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What allergy medication can someone with high blood pressure take?

What allergy medication can someone with high blood pressure take?

Avoid decongestants: Primarily, you should avoid decongestants. Antihistamines such as zyrtec, claritin, and Allegra should be fine. Just avoid -d products. ...Read more

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Rash/hives from drug/sun interaction. I take hydrochlorathiazide for high blood pressure and had too much sun exposure last week. I've now been itching for the past 7 days on arms, legs, and back. I've been treating with over-the-counter cortizone cream,

You : You have phototoxic dermatitis from taking hct and exposing to sun. You should wear a sunscreen when sun exposed at all times. For now you can try Benadryl or a non-sedating antihistamine like Cetirizine and if no better see your doctor, there are other medicines that can be used to clear this. Remember to use sunscreen everytime, and apply frequently when outside. ...Read more

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If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

Different meds: After a trial of lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) there are many classes of anti hypertensives to use. Often first line is a diuretic which has proven to be very successful in preventing mortality and morbidity from htn. But beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and others are used with great results. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Definition)

hypertension is a medication similar to High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more


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